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Scrum hoax #3: Project managers should be Scrum masters

August 20, 2019 //// Tags: , ,
While adopting Scrum, many organizations are facing difficulties to appoint the Scrum master. This role has a scope and mission that is disrupting the status quo of the hierarchical organizations, and one particular role: the project manager.   On the other side, Scrum is extremely often seen as a project management methodology, while it is clearly documented as a product development metho...

Scrum hoax #2: a Scrum Master is useless – Conflicts

July 18, 2018 //// Tags: ,
Any activity done in group may create conflicts between individuals.Scrum, by proposing self-organized teams synchronized by ceremonies and pair-reviews, may bring to the surface conflicts within the team and outside the team. A common thinking is that it relies on the Scrum master to solve these conflicts.  In this article we will review where the role of Scrum master lies regarding con...

The essential of Scrum in less than 7 minutes

April 24, 2018
How Scrum works? Scrum is probably the most widely spread agile methodology in the world. Many agile practitioners think it is often badly implemented and used, preventing companies to get the benefits out of it. If some difficulties are complex to solve, some others come from a lack of knowledge, or misunderstanding, of the core of Scrum. In this video we review: The ceremonies and their purp...

Scrum hoax #1: Scrum prevents transparency

March 11, 2018 //// Tags: ,
Better transparency is one of the key value proposition of Scrum and one of its pillar. Several parts of the framework are designed to help it and make sure to keep stakeholders aware of the progress. More often than not, this does not work as expected and Scrum is blamed for that. It is a perfect opportunity to open this series of articles around the Scrum hoaxes. In today’s article we will di

A branching strategy for Scrum using Git

March 4, 2018 //// Tags: , ,
Scrum is a great framework. If you do not know it, you should check it out and then come back here ! Defining a branching strategy suitable for Scrum is not so simple, here is a proposal. Scrum is designed to develop product among iterations (called sprints). The sprint backlog contains stories which represents the work to do in the scope of the sprint. At the end of the sprint the Product Owne...

Should a Scrum Product Owner have technical skills?

January 7, 2017 //// Tags: , ,
In agile transformation projects, the position and scope of the Product Owner role is often source of confusion. Most agilists get that it is about translating user wishes into stories. Functionally it seems OK (thus it is not always easy to do). But a software product is more than a bunch of features. If you have seen conflicts between the Product Owner and the development team about a technic...